Matteo Ballottari

foto Ballottari,  October 27, 2017
Position
Associate Professor
Academic sector
BIO/04 - PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
Research sector (ERC)
LS9_6 - Forestry and biomass production (including biofuels)

LS9_4 - Plant sciences (including crop production, plant breeding, agroecology, soil biology)

Office
Ca' Vignal 1,  Floor -1,  Room S.10
Telephone
045 802 7807
E-mail
matteo|ballottari*univr|it <== Replace | with . and * with @ to have the right email address.
Personal web page
https://www.solelab.org/

Office Hours

Wednesday, Hours 10:00 AM, ,  

Curriculum
  • pdf   CV   (pdf, it, 968 KB, 22/12/16)

Prof. Matteo Ballottari research activities are focused on the bio-exploitation of solar energy for the production of food, fuels and high value products. Different metabolic processes at the base of solar energy utilization are subject of investigation mostly in microalgae but also in plants, focusing on how biomass and metabolites accumulation can be improved through an interdisciplinary approach from plant physiology to biochemistry, biophysics, genetics and bioinformatics. Microalgae are organisms of interest due to their application as alternative and innovative system for solar light utilization, which are not in competition with traditional agriculture.  Research works are extended to genomic and transcriptomic approaches to target  biotechnological intervention. Research activities are substained by several national (PRIN) and european (ERC-Starting Grant SOLENALGAE) grants, and joint projects with national and international companies involved in different industry sectors. Matteo Ballottari is a member of SIBV (Società Italiana di Biologia Vegetale), ISPR (International Society of Photosynthesis Research) and was selected as a member of the Young Academy of Europe

Modules

Modules running in the period selected: 19.
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Course Name Total credits Online Teacher credits Modules offered by this teacher
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Bio-exploitation of solar energy (2018/2019)   6    (teoria)
(laboratorio)
Bachelor's degree in Bioinformatics Molecular biology workshop (2018/2019)   6    [II turno] (Laboratorio)
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Bio-exploitation of solar energy (2017/2018)   6  eLearning (teoria)
(laboratorio)
Interuniversity Master's degree in Science and Technology of Bio and Nanomaterials Principles of Biochemistry (2017/2018)   6   
PhD in Biotechnology Attività didattica dottorato (2017/2018)   10   
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Bio-exploitation of solar energy (2016/2017)   6  eLearning (teoria)
(laboratorio)
Interuniversity Master's degree in Science and Technology of Bio and Nanomaterials Principles of Biochemistry (2016/2017)   6   
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Bio-exploitation of solar energy (2015/2016)   6  eLearning (teoria)
(laboratorio)
Interuniversity Master's degree in Science and Technology of Bio and Nanomaterials Principles of Biochemistry (2015/2016)   6   
Interuniversity Master's degree in Science and Technology of Bio and Nanomaterials Principles of Biochemistry (2014/2015)   6   
Interuniversity Master's degree in Science and Technology of Bio and Nanomaterials Principles of Biochemistry (2013/2014)   6   
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Cell Biology [Cognomi A-E] (2010/2011)   12    BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: I
BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: II (Teoria)
BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: II (Laboratorio)
Bachelor's degree in Bioinformatics (until 2008-2009) General Biology (2008/2009)   5   

 
Skills
Topic Description Research area
Genomic and transcriptomic analyzes of unicellular algae Genomic and transcriptomic analyzes of unicellular algae Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology: Molecular and population genetics, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics, biological modelling and simulation, systems biology, genetic epidemiology - Bioinformatics
Plant Physiology Molecular physiology of abiotic stress response in photosynthetic organisms, plant and unicellular algae Plant Sciences - Plant Sciences
Genetic engineering for the production of high value products Genetic engineering applied to photosynthetic organisms (unicellular algae and higher plants) for the production of high added value molecules such as pigments, antioxidants, omega-3 and biofuels Plant Sciences - Plant Sciences
Protein chemistry and Enzymology Comprensione delle relazioni struttura, dinamica e funzione di proteine, e dei meccanismi di funzionamento degli enzimi Biochemistry & Molecular Biology - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Recupero di bio-molecole e nutrienti da rifiuti Studio di processi di natura biologica, chimica, fisica, e loro combinazioni per la produzione di molecole organiche di interesse industriale (acidi grassi volatili, poli-idrossi-alcanoati) ed il recupero di nutrienti in forma concentrata Engineering - Chemical
Biophysics and spectroscopy Analysis of the processes of absorption and use of in vitro and in vivo light energy using advanced spectroscopy techniques including transient absorption and time-resolved fluorescence Physical and Analytical Chemical Sciences: Analytical chemistry, chemical theory, physical chemistry/chemical physics - Spectroscopic and spectrometric techniques
Projects
Title Starting date
OCARALGAE: Industrial production of Omega3 and carotenoids by microalgae cultivation 4/1/17
Industrial production of Omega3 and carotenoids by microalgae cultivation 3/1/17
SOLENALGAE 3/1/16
PRIN 2012 Miglioramento della produzione di biocombustibili e molecole ad elevato valore aggiunto in alghe unicellulari 3/8/14
L’EVOLUZIONE DEI MECCANISMI DI RACCOLTA DELLA LUCE E FOTOPROTEZIONE NEGLI ORGANISMI FOTOSINTETICI EUCARIOTICI, E POSSIBILI APPLICAZIONI PER LA PRODUZIONE DI BIOENERGIE 7/1/11
Towards a better sunlight to biomass conversion efficiency in microalgae (SUNBIOPATH) 1/1/10
Control of light use efficiency in plants and algae-from light to harvest (HARVEST) 10/1/09
Laboratorio nazionale di genomica e postgenomica degli organismi di interesse agrario 9/12/09
La costruzione del pianeta Terra: evoluzione dei sistemi di raccolta dell’energia solare nelle piante prima e durante la colonizzazione delle terre emerse. 2/27/09
OTTIMIZZAZIONE DELLA PRODUZIONE BIOLOGIA DI IDROGENO DA CHLAMYDOMONAS REINHARDTII (HYDROBIO) 1/1/09
Analisi strutturale e funzionale dell'apparato fotosintetico di genotipi di mais in condizioni di stress 2/9/07
Regolazione del turnover delle proteine in cloroplasti e cromoplasti. (2007) 1/1/07
Nuovi sistemi di produzione e gestione dell’energia 7/28/05
Meccanismi molecolari della fotosintesi 11/5/02
Costituzione di una rete di ricerca su 'Genomica e funzioni geniche della risposta delle piante a stress ambientali' (PlantTSTRESS) 11/5/02